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Mustache Week

Chris McCall Mustache

It's day three of mustache week, and I continue to forget how ridiculous I look.

I live in Portland, arguably one of the most 'stache friendly places in all the world, but the best you can hope for in the land of 2015 is good natured ribbing from those you know, and poorly veiled disgust from those you meet. It's very hard to resist the urge to explain the why of this caterpillar crawling across my face. 

But with the revulsion comes novelty. I got to spend an hour in front of the mirror, removing my recently grown scraggle of a beard in stages, capturing for all of time how I look with chops, the goatee, and a rather badass handlebar situation. Tom Selleck has long been one of my favorites, and low and behold, from the nose down at least, it’s pretty much spot on. My social media ‘friends’ (of the male variety; women are far too honest) throw this is legit, and you look like Maverick and Goose at the same time, and you start to think maybe, just maybe, I can pull this off…

This morning I pulled down my requisite Portland flannel, styled myself after the Brawny man (I say this loosely; did you know it’s the blonde Brawny-man that rocks the ‘stache and red flannel?), and headed out the door. In less than half a block, the mustache is forgotten as I head to my favorite coffee shop to write this first official blog. In ordering I notice my usual charm falling flat when faced with perfunctory responses and forced smiles. Not thinking much of it (I not really that charming anyway) I sat down to wait for my caffeine, and opened the only Windows laptop in the joint. There, staring back at me, was a creepy dude wearing my face. I hit the power button.

What’s the point of all of this, you ask? The rules of the mustache. They are very simple, and set in granite.

Rule #1: The mustache line. Tom Selleck, Burt Renyolds, Sam Elliot, your father. These men can, and should, be rocking a killer man-stache. Their maturity and confidence allow for a look that impresses, but if you are a man below the mustache line, currently set at a birthdate on or before today’s date in 1963. You may not, under any circumstances, have an unsupported mustache.

Rule #2: Acceptable mustache-styles for younger men. None. If you try, please know that you look terrible. Creepy even. So just don’t.

Easy.

So I will endure the rest of the week with the full knowledge that mothers will hide their children, and the general public will be scoffing and muttering douchebag after I walk by, and I’ll need to spend the first minutes of my shifts explaining this week’s theme with a side of self-deprecating humor. Hey, there still might be some fun to be had… Maybe I’ll recreate this shot:
 

Burt Reynolds Centerfold

 

This weeks Theme: An ode to the Man-Stache

Movies in Rotation:
                Quigley Down Under
                Best Friends
                Tombstone
                There Will Be Blood
                Mr Baseball

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Viva Las Vegas

This week is all the city of sin. Don't miss our Wine and Whiskey Wednesdays: discounts on call and shelf whiskeys, $4 glasses of house wine, and 1/2 off bottles of all the rest.

Movie list:
     Fools Rush In
     Ocean's Eleven
     Rain Man
     Last Vegas
     The Hangover

Cocktails of the days:
     Monday: "Too Pear" Violet Pear Collins
     Tuesday: "Blackjack" Jack, Spiced Rum, Coke, Cream
     Wednesday: "Wolf Pack" Overhodt, Sweet Vermouth, Cherry Herring, Angostura, Absinthe
     Thursday: "Tom and Dustin" Gin, Chardonnay, Drambuie
     Friday: "Fool's Gold" Spiced Rum, Lime, Honey, Champagne
     Saturday: "Dead Man's" Dark Rum, Fresh Orange, Sweet Vermouth, Sugar
     Sunday: "Danny Ocean" Brandy, Cointreau, Regan's

 

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What's Shakin'!

"If you have yet to BRUNCH, you're missing out, man!"
This week's movies headlined by the Dude:

The Big Lebowski
Armageddon
Rushmore
There's Something About Mary
The Truman Show
 

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Be Our Valentine

Join us for Valentine's Day

Stop in before dinner
for
Appetizers &
Cocktails

Come by after
for
Dessert &
Cocktails

Or Join us for our three-course Prix Fixe menu:
Choice of shared Appetizer
Salmon, Steak, or Veggie entrée options
And choose from our shared desserts

$29/person

 

WINGS WEDNESDAY!

Our meaty and delicious wings
but less expensive

6 wings/5.

Movies of the Week
I Love You, Man
We Are the Millers
Away We Go

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
The Promotion
Juno

Can you guess the theme?

This weeks movies:
 

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Happy Hour now goes thru the weekend!

So we all know our happy hour's great, but now it's even better! We've extended it to seven days a week from 3:30-6:30,  and added five choice cocktails priced at just $5. Don't worry we still have Happy Hour all night Mondays!

Ron Howard week:
  Cocoon
  Cinderella Man
  Willow
  Backdraft
  
  

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ICONIC New Year's Eve!

Celebrate the New Year in style at ICONIC.

Full menu served all evening
Free Photo Booth from 8pm-11pm
DJ Michael Sharp mixing classic hollywood era music with shit you can dance to starting at 9pm
Countdown to a champagne toast at Midnight

We have just a few tables left so call to reserve yours today

$5 cover pre-sale
$10 cover at the door
$25 tables for the evening

503.946.1621

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How about some suspense? And trivia? And brunch?

Brunch launched this last weekend, and apparently we have delicious food.... Which is nice. But don't take our word for it. Come have a bite or 20 and see for yourself. We're also doing $3 mimosas and $5 bloody marys for the foreseeable future which definitely helps enhance the experience. 

Trivia starts tomorrow night. Matt from Geeks Who Drink is coming in to host some kick ass video trivia on the back big screen.  Teams of 6, free to play, Iconic prizes to be earned for flexing your brain. This and every Tuesday at 8pm. Stupid people welcome too.

This week's movie lineup:

BEETLEJUICE staring Glenn Shadix as Otho
THE OTHERS with a dude that looked like Matthew McConaughey for a second, but it wasn't
THE SKELETON KEY It's Hoodoo, not Voodoo
HOCUS POCUS Does Bett Midler sing? Doesn't matter....They're all on mute
WARM BODIES Think that chick gets tired of being compared to Kristen Stewart?

 

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Cougs, Beavs, Hanks, and Dranks!

On The Screens: ALL TOM HANKS

Big
Joe versus the Volcano
A League of Their Own
Forrest Gump
Sleepless in Seattle

FOOTBALL TONIGHT
Washington State vs Utah at 5:00
Oregon State vs USC at 7:30

Yesterday hit 71, so the Indian Summer continues: 10pm-Close
$3 pints/ $3 Drafts. We're bringing in a Live DJ next week!

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